CSAD Summer Degree Show

Summer Show
The 2021 Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) Degree Show begins on Wednesday 9th June with an online exhibition at csadshow.uk.

Online Exhibition

Our exhibition website will feature final year student work from the following undergraduate programmes:

BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Artist Designer: Maker
BA (Hons) Ceramics 
BA (Hons) Fashion Design
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Photography
BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design
BA (Hons) Textiles
BSc (Hons) Architectural Design & Technology

We encourage our students and guests to share their CSAD Summer Degree Show 2021 experience on Instagram using the hashtag #csad21.


Outdoor Public Exhibition

This year’s celebration of the creativity and talent of our final year students also includes a public art exhibition around Cardiff city centre.

Over 30 posters featuring student work from twelve art and design courses will be displayed across the Welsh capital, forming a public exhibition.

Each poster features a QR code that can be scanned to find out more about the course represented, and viewers are invited to share their pictures and videos of the exhibition on social media using the hashtag #csad21.


Satellite Events

The Degree Show celebrations will also feature a host of online satellite events between 9th -16th June, including live art performances, Q&A sessions with exhibitors and industry orientated events.

Events will be added by course in the sections below:


BA (Hons) Artist Designer: Maker

Thursday 10th June @ 1:30pm - Virtual Tour of Degree Show and Studios

Final year BA (Hons) Artist Designer: Maker students take guests on an online tour of both the show and Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Instagram Live Event


Saturday 12th June @ 2pm - Making Demonstrations

Students and staff showcase their making skills with a series of video demonstrations filmed on campus.

Pre-recorded IGTV Event


BA (Hons) Ceramics

Friday 11th June - Monday 14th June - Live Exhibition: ‘A Transitional State: Ceramics Graduate Showcase’

Live off-site exhibition of work created by final year BA (hons) Ceramics students.

Visit the exhibition at The Sustainable Studio


Saturday 12th June - ‘A Transitional State: Ceramics Graduate Showcase’ Virtual Opening

Virtual opening event for the BA (Hons) Ceramics off-site exhibition on Instagram.

Instagram Event


BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Thursday 10th June @ 12pm - Crochet Workshop

Crochet workshop covering techniques and creation of patterns

Instagram Live Event


Friday 11th June @ 12pm - Draping and Textiles Workshop

Fabric Draping workshop based on final year student Eleanor's hand-draped and sewn collection.

Pre-recorded IGTV Event


Saturday 12th June @ 12pm - Macrame Feathers Workshop

Creating handcrafted feathers using yarn.

Instagram Live Event


Monday 14th June @ 12pm - Fashion Illustration Workshop

An introduction to illustration techniques for drawing garments and muses.

Pre-recorded IGTV Event


Tuesday 15th June @ 12pm - Handbag Making Workshop

Learn how to use leftover fabric to create a handbag.

Pre-recorded IGTV Event


Wednesday 16th June @ 12pm - Smocking and Crochet Workshop

Fashion Design students host a crochet workshop covering techniques and creation of patterns

Pre-recorded IGTV Event


BA (Hons) Fine Art

Thursday 10th June @ 7pm - Pitch Radio, with Heledd C Evans

Join Heledd on Radio Cardiff for a conversation about work from this year's Degree Show and life under lockdown.

Listen Live on Radio Cardiff or catch up on Soundcloud


Friday 11th June @ 7pm - Virtual Opening

A welcome to the BA (Hons) Fine Art 'Finale' exhibition including talks from students.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


Monday 14th June @ 7pm - Finale Table Talks: Performance

Talk discussing works from the Degree Show with a focus on performance pieces, followed by an informal Q&A session.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


Tuesday 15th June @ 7pm - Finale Table Talks: Painting

Talk discussing works from the Degree Show with a focus on paintings, followed by an informal Q&A session.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


Wednesday 16th June @ 7pm - Finale Table Talks: Multimedia

Talk discussing works from the Degree Show with a focus on multimedia pieces, followed by an informal Q&A session.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


BA (Hons) Illustration

Friday 11th June @ 5pm - Industry Event

A formal presentation of final year Illustration student work for industry, alongside a Q&A session with Jim Stoten, Kate Aimers, Matt Joyce and Dave Thomas. Also features the premiere of the 2021 BA (Hons) Illustration Showreel.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


Saturday 12th June @ 1pm - Friends and Family Event

Informal showing of projects, story reading and showreel screening, plus Q&A with Stephen Fowler, drawing with mindfulness workshop and awards ceremony.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


BA (Hons) Interior Design

Saturday 12th June @ 12pm - Instagram Live Stream

Live interview with a final year BA (Hons) Interior Design student.

Instagram Live Event


Monday 14th June @ 12pm - A Day in the Life of an Interior Designer

A behind the scenes look at being an Interior Design student, featuring photos and videos of students and their experiences, including the design process and how they've adapted to new conditions over the past year.

Pre-recorded IGTV Event


BA (Hons) Textiles

Wednesday 9th June @ 7pm - Textiles Launch Event

Launch Event for the Textiles graduate show, with students presenting their final collections.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


Friday 11th June @ 6pm - Textiles Instagram Live Q&A

Live Q&A with students around their experiences, interests, working methods.

Join the event on Instagram Live


Monday 14th June @ 7:30pm - Starting your own business – Etsy, Freelancing and Entrepreneurial Skills

Discussion about business plan dissertations, setting up a business whilst at university and panel of alumni who have set up businesses after graduating

Join the event on Microsoft Teams


BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design

Tuesday 15th June @ 7:30pm - Product Design Celebration Event

Live event featuring presentations of final year student work, course awards and a quiz.

Join the event on Microsoft Teams